Confidentiality, Privacy and Security

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  • 1.  New to community

    Posted 10-19-2020 20:28
    Hello, my name is Vianey Gloria and I recently joined this community. I'm currently in the Health Information Technology program and I have so much I want to learn. Confidentiality, privacy and security is important in this field and I want to know how I should prepare for this in the future. Do you all have any suggestions on how this should be managed for upcoming professionals?
    Thank you for your time.

    Vianey Gloria Escalante

  • 2.  RE: New to community

    Posted 30 days ago
    Welcome to the industry and to AHIMA's Engage community!

    The best advise I can give you is to learn more about HIPAA and have resources handy for when you need to look something up. HIPAA is big and not something you can memorize in it's entirety. Also, learn more about your state privacy laws as well since some are more strict than HIPAA.

    Hope this helps!

    Glenda Rakes MHIIM, RHIA
    HIM Director/Privacy Officer
    Northern Montana Health Care